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Gain trade qualifications in diesel fitting

To study for this Certificate III you will need to be an existing contracted apprentice in the field of automotive diesel engine technology.  This course will qualify you to diagnose, repair and find faults in engines, fuel systems and electrical systems in diesel machinery. You will also be taught how to service manual and automatic transmissions and hydraulic systems. Training is delivered in workshops, in the classroom and at your place of work.

As an Automotive Heavy Mechanic you will need a genuine passion and curiosity for trucks, machinery or earthmoving equipment.  You will need to like working with your hands, be physically fit and have a good mechanical aptitude.

The apprentice undertaking this role will primarily service and repair the mechanical parts such as the engine, fuel systems and electrical systems. They will perform tasks including discussing problems with drivers/users to discover faults and carry out their own diagnostic procedures. They will repair and service engines, cooling systems, exhaust systems, diesel fuel systems, and engine forced induction systems and clutch assemblies. In addition, they will service manual and automatic transmissions, hydraulic systems. The repair of electronic engine and management systems is also encompassed in the Automotive Diesel Engine Technology (Diesel Fitter’s) duties. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks as a diesel fitter in the automotive service and repair industry. It is suitable for entry into the mining, construction and agricultural environment.

You may be able to obtain recognition for your work or life experiences under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Speak to your teacher in the first session to start this process.

Topics include:

  • Environmental, safety, tooling
  • Engines, forced induction systems
  • Hydraulic repair maintenance and overhaul
  • Diesel injection fuel systems, repair and maintenance
  • Air and hydraulic braking systems

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

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DURATION

Workplace/TAFE: 4 years

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Kurt Trask

Local education produces global recognition

Winning the gold medal at the National Worldskills Competition last year was a huge honour for me. I am extremely grateful for my TAFE Gold Coast teachers who will continue to mentor me leading into the International Worldskills Competition to be held in Brazil later this year. The positive experience I have had completing my course, is a life long experience that I have shared and would recommend to anyone considering securing a role within the automotive trades industry.

Kurt Trask
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer and be signed up as an apprentice.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recommends the following:

  • You will have successfully completed Year 10 in a Queensland secondary school or equivalent.
  • If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For all enquiries email the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

This course is delivered at Ashmore using a combination of workplace and TAFE attendance training delivery.  Optional on-site delivery is available.

Many TAFE Queensland Gold Coast apprenticeships now offer the option of more on-the-job training and therefore less time spent attending TAFE. Wherever this is the case a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast teacher is assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge.  

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has structured training for various course competencies that are not practised regularly in the workplace so many employers may still choose to send their apprentice to TAFE to learn those skills, however, this is done by negotiation between the employer and the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast teacher.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Units

To be awarded this qualification competency must be demonstrated in a total of 28 units, 14 core and 14 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURHTE002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines Core
AURHTF002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems Core
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURTTM004 Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies Core
AURTTM008 Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies Core
AURTTM011 Recondition engine cylinder heads Core
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems Elective
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Elective
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Elective
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems Elective
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETR017 Overhaul charging system alternators Elective
AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors Elective
AURETR020 Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems Elective
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems Elective
AURVTW003 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections Elective
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems Elective
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems Elective
AURHTZ001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Upon successful completion of the Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology students will hold a Certificate III and become a qualified tradesperson. You may be able to obtain employment within the earthmoving, mining and quarry industries.

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Job prospects

  • Diesel Fitter

Kurt Trask

Local education produces global recognition

Winning the gold medal at the National Worldskills Competition last year was a huge honour for me. I am extremely grateful for my TAFE Gold Coast teachers who will continue to mentor me leading into the International Worldskills Competition to be held in Brazil later this year. The positive experience I have had completing my course, is a life long experience that I have shared and would recommend to anyone considering securing a role within the automotive trades industry.

Kurt Trask
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 25 August 2017

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